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Why should you become a College in the Schools teacher?

By becoming a CITS teacher, you become part of the UMD faculty as a Teaching Specialist as well as benefit from: 

Collaboration with discipline-specific UMD faculty liaisons

Participation in professional development opportunities

Taking part in orientation and seminars led by your faculty liaison

Having the opportunity for in-person discussions with peers from other schools regarding best practices, challenges and teaching strategies

Coaching on using college syllabi, rubrics and examinations for your classroom

Training and access to UMD online resources, including:

Computer lab basic access and Internet
UMD licensed software
Faculty library privileges
Library electronic databases for research projects/papers
Interlibrary Loan services
Library References services
Library References services
UMD websites, the CITS website, and the UMD Calendar of Events with access to international/national presenters

Ongoing assistance from CITS program staff.

Interested in becoming a CITS teacher? Click below to see if you are eliible and to view application requirements

Minnesota teacher's license.

Earned master's degree (dependent upon specific UMD department's requirements).

Significant graduate-level course work in the subject area of CITS instruction.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching advanced high school students.

Support from the school principal or a chief administrator.

Five years of consecutive teaching experience in the subject area.